Greenbank Sports Academy

Greenbank Sports Academy develops UK’s first dual-sports wheelchair

Sports wheelchair

Greenbank Sports Academy (GSA), part of Liverpool-based charity, Greenbank, has developed a first-of-its-kind dual-use sports wheelchair that allows users to play both power hockey and football.

With support from the LCR 4.0 programme, the academy, which is both owned and run by people with disabilities, collaborated with Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) to improve its “heavy and bulky” prototype named “The Thunderbolt” and create an easy to use, lightweight and transportable wheelchair.